Students arrested for torching Lisumbwe secondary school library

Police in Malawi’s eastern district of Mangochi have arrested seven students of Lisumbwe Secondary School in connection with fire that gutted the school’s library Wednesday night.

Inside sources told Nyasa Times that the students torched the schools’ library in reaction to what they called selective justice which the school’s administration gives to the students which flouts school’s regulations.

“The issues are the schools administration has suspended two students from the school after found engaging in a fight with people from the surrounding villages.

“But the students were angry because the administration did nothing to the son of the schools’ headmaster who was caught red handed doing romance with a fellow student at a dark corner on the campus.”

Mangochi Police spokesperson Rodrick Maida said  the student’s poured petrol in the main library room, burning all books and other items in a fierce blaze which lasted six hours.

“The students also damaged other items around the school campus. We have so far arrested six form four students and one form three students. They have been charged with arson and malicious damage. They are expected appear in court soon,” Maida said.

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